Security beefed up at Makindye court ahead of formal charges for three suspected land grabbers.
Security at MAKINDYE Chief Magistrates court is beefed up a head of the formal charging of former minister Sam Bitangaro and 3 other people for defrauding government of 3bn shillings by selling to it a non-existent piece of land.
Bintagaro and co-suspects were last week on Thursday remanded to Luzira prison by a grade two magistrate John Okipi for purposes of taking plea before the Chief magistrate today who has jurisdiction to try such cases.
The non-existence piece of land is allegedly situated at Kassanda and Gomba Districts respectively and according to prosecution it was meant to resettle over 2,579 that had been evicted from Luwunga central Forest reserve in Kiboga district.
Bitangaro is jointly charged with a city lawyer John Francis Onyango , a one William Tumwine an official working with Uganda Women Entrepreneurship program at the Gender ministry and his wife Stellah Kakuba.
The group that was arrested by the State House Anti-corruption unit is to plead to charges of obtaining money by false pretenses, fraudulent procurement of title, fraud on sale or mortgage of property, and conspiracy to defraud in regard to sale and acquisition of land, which was meant to resettle the 2,579 evictees